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Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

Department of Medicine

Karen B. Onel, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Alexa B. Adams, MD, Fellowship Director

Duration: 3 years
Stipend: $96,216.26 per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
Positions: 6 NYPH ACGME-Accredited
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
Contact: Flaisa Roberts, 212.774.2189, robertsf@hss.ed

The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship represents the division’s commitment to maintaining a high standard of excellence in pediatric rheumatology education, clinical care, and research. Our division includes four full-time pediatric rheumatologists who support the teaching, research, and clinical care activities required for a premier pediatric rheumatology training program. Graduates of our program have gone on to productive academic careers across the country.

Our program is closely integrated with the adult rheumatology training program at Hospital for Special Surgery, the Department of Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and orthopaedics programs at Hospital for Special Surgery, making this an outstanding pediatric rheumatology training opportunity.

Fellows undergo a first year of primarily clinical training but continue to participate in didactics and in weekly pediatric rheumatology continuity clinic through all three years of training with divided night and weekend coverage. The second and third years of training are spent in the development and execution of an independent research project in close collaboration with a research mentor. Research progress is overseen by a Scholarly Oversight Committee in line with the American Board of Pediatrics requirement for scholarly activity.

Curriculum and Expectations

  • Excellent clinical training with heavy focus on outpatient care. Weekly pediatric rheumatology continuity clinic through all three training years.
  • Inpatient and emergency room consultations both at HSS and New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Pediatrics.
  • Robust didactic schedule within our Division. Extensive didactics integrated with the HSS Adult Rheumatology training program and the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Department of Pediatrics. Ample protected research time and support through the second and third years for design and execution of an independent research project.

Application Information

The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship accepts applications through the ERAS system and participates in the fall pediatric subspecialities match via NRMP.

Learn about the application process.


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